Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano boasted after beating UCONN with its third string
quarterback at the helm, "We have arrived". Welcome to our world, coach. Do you
know how many bowl games Navy has been in since
it has not been easy for
"We have guys who believe in what we're trying to do here," Schiano said. We have to remained focused though on the next game and we know Navy is a good team, they had their way with us last year," Schiano said.
Two years ago, Navy had drives stopped by penalties and turnovers and a memorable blocked kick that got returned for a score. Last year's 54-7 score says it all.
MUST NOT turn the ball over against the Scarlet Knights.
For the bettors in the crowd, this game has the OVER written all over it.
Certainly the topic of the week has been the Fisher DeBerry situation. Joe Miller and I will touch on this topic Saturday on the Navy Tailgate Show at on www.wnav.com. However, if TCU had too many African-Americans for Air Force to compete with, what happened the last three years, when Aaron Polanco, Kyle Eckel, Craig Candeto, Marco Nelson, Rob Caldwell, Jeremy Chase and Josh Smith all made huge plays in the seizing of the Commander-In-Chiefs-Trophy from the Falcons? Additionally, Navy seems to have several African-American players who have starring roles this year -- Lamar Owens, Jason Tomlinson, David Mahoney, Reggie Campbell, Karlos Whitaker, and Keenan Little. In fact Navy starts by my count at least nine on many occasions. African American players will attend a military academy; you just have to go ask them to.
DeBerry is a class guy. You don't have the success they have had during his
tenure if you are not. However I, for one, would be very surprised if there
isn't a new face on the sidelines when Navy travels to
This week's fact and opinion:
If USC and Virginia Tech win out, they will likely jump
Fact: The Big East still gets a BCS berth.
I bet the Fiesta Bowl just can't wait for a potential South Florida/West Virginia/Rutgers vs.
Opinion: One of my favorite players in all of college football is Dustin Almond. The USM QB has a rating of 134.47, has 14 TD passes on the year and is tough as nails. If USM stays in first he should beat out DeAngelo Williams for player of the year. While George O'Leary is likely to win coach of the year honors since his winless team from last year is 4-3 and 3-1 in league play, Jeff Bower is really the league's best coach.